Bet on Haskell Invitational Handicap
Stakes: Grade I for 3-year-old thoroughbreds and fillies
Distance: 1 1/8 miles
The Haskell Invitational Handicap is named for the first president and chairman of the Monmouth Park Jockey Club who served two decades until his death in 1966. It is a major race for three year olds in between the Triple Crown series and the Breeders' Cup, it currently offers a purse of $1,000,000 USD
The track on the Jersey Shore has had more ups and downs than the stock market since opening on July 4, 1870. By 1890, it was completely rebuilt. But the following year, Monmouth's meeting was moved to Jerome Park in New York because of repressive legislation against gambling. Then the track was shuttered for more than half a century.
It wasn't until 1980 that the present-day Haskell Invitational Handicap became a fixture for three-year-olds and Monmouth Park officially dates the race back to 1968.
Amory L. Haskell, vice president in charge of General Motors' export division after serving in the Navy during World War I, led a successful fight in 1939 to legalize pari-mutuel wagering in New Jersey. Although World War II delayed construction of a new facility, it opened in 1946.
In 1968, Monmouth directors honored his memory with the Haskell Handicap for older horses. In 1981, the race was made an invitation-only stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles with a purse of $200,000.
Graded Stakes Races
Belmont Park: Elusive Quality S., $100,000, 4&up, 7f
Churchill Downs: Alysheba S. (G2), $400,000, 4&up, 8.5f
Churchill Downs: Edgewood S. (G3), $150,000, 3yo f, 8.5f
Churchill Downs: Eight Belles S. (G3), $200,000, 3yo f, 7f
Churchill Downs: La Troienne S. (G1), $300,000, 4&up f&m, 8.5...
Churchill Downs: Kentucky Oaks (G1), $1,000,000, 3yo f, 9f
Churchill Downs: Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3), $150,000, 4&up...
Belmont Park: Gold Fever S., $100,000, 3yo, 6f
Belmont Park: License Fee S., $100,000, 4&up f&m, 6f
Prairie Meadows: Golden Circle S., $75,000, 3yo, 6f
Santa Anita Park: Ultrafleet S., $75,000, 3yo f, abt 6.5f
Churchill Downs: American Turf (G2), $250,000, 3yo, 8.5f
Churchill Downs: Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2), $300,000, ...
Churchill Downs: Churchill Downs (G2), $500,000, 4&up, 7f
Churchill Downs: Humana Distaff (G1), $300,000, 4&up f&m, 7f
Churchill Downs: Kentucky Derby (G1), $2,000,000, 3yo, 10f
Churchill Downs: Pat Day Mile S. (G3), $200,000, 3yo, 8f
Churchill Downs: Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S. (G1), $500,...
Belmont Park: Fort Marcy S. (G3), $150,000, 4&up, 9f
Belmont Park: Sheepshead Bay S. (G2), $200,000, 4&up f&m, ...
Belmont Park: Westchester S. (G3), $150,000, 4&up, 8f
Belterra Park: Babst/Palacios Memorial H., $75,000, 3&up, 6...
Belmont Park: Affirmed Success S., $100,000, 4&up, 6f
Santa Anita Park: Honeymoon S. (G2), $200,000, 3yo f, 9f
Woodbine: Fury S., $150,000, 3yo f, 7f
Belmont Park: Beaugay S. (G3), $150,000, 4&up f&m, 8.5f
Belmont Park: Man o' War (G1), $400,000, 4&up, 11f
Belmont Park: Peter Pan S. (G2), $200,000, 3yo, 9f
Belmont Park: Ruffian H. (G2), $250,000, 4&up f&m, 8f
Belterra Park: Tall Stack S., $75,000, 3yo, 6.5f
Churchill Downs: Unbridled Sidney S., $65,000, 3&up f&m, 5f
Lone Star Park: Texas Stallion S. (Got Koko Div.), $75,000, ...
Lone Star Park: Texas Stallion S. (Stymie Div.), $75,000, 3y...
Monmouth Park: Decathlon S., $75,000, 3&up, 6f
Percy Warner: Calvin Houghland Iroquois (G1), $150,000, 4&...
Percy Warner: Marcellus Frost Hurdle S. , $75,000, 4&up, 1...
Belmont Park: Diablo S., $100,000, 4&up, 6f
Golden Gate Fields: Alcatraz S., $75,000, 3yo, 8f
Santa Anita Park: Lazaro Barrera S. (G3), $100,000, 3yo, 7f
Woodbine: New Providence S., $125,000, 3&up, 6f